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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta Prominent Typo Killed in Action Socialistic Elements Becoming r yery'Strong and Govh's Position Threatened WAR MINISTER HAS RESIGNED HIS HOST PTE. S. W. TUCKWEi-L Well Known Local Labor Man, Who MiJe Ihfl Supreme Sacrifice. done, rctrograd. lltiy 1-1, via London. CeuBrQlGuchkQiT.iulu.atcr of war, Una resigned, A Frank Confession (By Herbert TclroKrad. May 11, via London, May brutally frank confession by War Minister Guchfcoff at yesterday's. Fesglon of Hie (Inma thai "deslrucllou is netting tho better of creative work; our military power la weakening and crumbling; the country la on Iho verge of Ibo news thattvon Belt- xnann-HollwcE lcruiB OT1 which Gcrmiiny and lier allies are pre- pared to rualte peace, divided public here today. Thai CJucliUofl" presented lie real sHunlloii hl3 warning to tbo nation was no incro alarmist cr'y, Is recognized by all who have any know Jedeo of pondllioiis at the front nnd In the rear. Guchkoff la a man of extra ordinarily clear vision, possessing of the decisiveness and (en acity of Ihe soldier and SBfaclty and tlic resolution of R true slnleman. Hli Indictment of .iho dual authority wns YvarUcuVdrly valuable. One sees from now bulletins oT tlic council ot th and workmen's delegates what Jl3' liilorualloual commHleo Is doing .nnd liow tlie service ot the Pe trograd telegraph agency, vrllli the consent o[ tile govcrnmBiil, Is placer a', the disposal ol tbo council lor Llii disseminating of.'news and with com muolcallqn with foreign governments Already messages havo been dispatch- ed to the English. Italian and French governments; requcfellng Lhclr co-oper -hllou 'hi1 facllllatliLE the passage p clelc'eales- to .the socialist congrea they'proposo holding In Pctrp Brad_ sentlmenls convi This "encrpacbmenl on the -gorem- d authority la Weired with us 1C la -quUo' council will soon-insist on the censor cables in orrter t eliminate criticism oc their policy an procedure. Meanwhile (he couocll Is organlzm provinces every cl-y. Us lenlncles ar longer and Ihe time apparently la no fur distant when tlie council will b-e 1 posltlon'tb overthrow the government ami establish a. ol ila-own. They have their 'own difficulties, ever Tlis red n! zrmvd work- men" has now taken frlglil at the pros- jiec't of further hostilities. Tho mur- der cf soldiers, might afford military Ica'rters the opportunity for Inflaming Ihc minds of the iroons tho Uius creating a talal cleay- In Iho council. Leaders of tho red guard propose 'to cslabllsh an or- ganized mlllUa rcndy -to assist .but Independent ot tho council. Us func-1 lion -wonlil be to fight counter revolu- tionary forces bulil more likely woulJ be qscd, as 1L has been, In supplemen- tary arguments by bullets In fighting the capitalists. v Sin Againrt Country. Pelrogrart, >.ay announcing resignation at yesterday's meet- ing of Ibe congress of delegates from tbo front M. GuchkofC read the fol- lowing letter sent by him to Premier Lvoff: "In viow of the condition In which Uip power, of the government liae t'con placedT which threatens to have consqucncea fatal to the dclence. liberty and even trip existence of Kusslft, I can no longer exercise the functions of'minister of war ariJ marlno and ehnrc Ihc responsibility for tlie grave alncomirtllled pgalngt Ihc The reslgaaMon 'of General Guch- koff follows Ibflt'of General Kornlloff, commander of Mis Petrogrml garrison, J'cncral Kcmlloff.aald his position has hccomc impossible on account of tlie cttorla of organizations lo cpnlrol.tfic-garrison, the1 last straw having'been llio demand by the cx- eoullva. commltlco ot (lie workmen's and Boldlera' dclogalos lhat nil Ma or- ders be preseTild to tlic for Us.endorsement, _4 No I PeJrograd, via Tendon, May Tho seml-oftictal news agency gnio out the following'- "Tho report Hint the council of workmen's and soldiers' tlcJofiatC-s lias calleti for an ftrmTallco Is {lonM. Thn council, on tho contrary, la engaged In drnfllrts on npucal lo Ihc soldiers at tho front, pointing out iKe sep- arata pcaco or of fralornlzlnf with the ME GREW AS JiERE-CAM British Men Who Escape Say They were Half Starved and 1'ul in Danger HEACH ItRITISH UNKS IN TERRIBLE STATE Lethbridge District is Again Heavily Hit; Seven Soldiers Fall in Battle Praises Uravcry of Good Effect of Recruiting .AlontreaJ, May Joffre's hrlel, visit lo Montreal 'tojiay Is ex- pected to have a godtl effect on re- cruiting In the provlnte of Quebec. in military circles Iiere-it Is antici- pated that this ivi'f! result of (lie marshal's coming, and his Intimation while, Canada has done; much In Hie war, more-Is dcsirc'd by France. Tho'civJl address jtreaenled With tho British Armies In France, May H (CorrcsiKindonco of the A. Three British ai-lclcra who have just succeeded In cscjiptiig from a German prison camp a few miles back ot the fighting lines, tell a pitiable aiory of their treatment by Ihe enemy. They declared there was a great deal or skknc-ss in camp' due to lallguo and starvation. "If tliovveil the slighcst. dlsposl- lloa to go one o[ the men .0 tlio correspondent ot the Associated today, were either thrashec] wllli whips or struck with the uutt end of a rifle." Although this soldier liad been In tho GDcniy hands oiilj three months he had dropped ii lght Iroin 1S2 pounds to IOS. He was living HkcJetou. Ills feet had been frozen and were gangrenous for lack of treatment. The men haJ ncllhcr overcoats nor blankets during the coldest wealher of (hfi irintcr. captured during the raid they wore leather jackets. These the Cornians took away fron (hem linmeiliatdly. They also slrJpnoi the rubber lininc- from their ebra hehueU and took invay tlieir regiment al bridges for the lirass tLat was In them. One ot them during 'a periTou trip across Xo Man's Lanrt at tho cn rinlclc cJiiud the shell Href nnd -wera' down mong --them before .they) could use heir weapons. in" the -long usly column of field.firey, the cap ured men marcbed down behind-.oni ine.s inlo the quiet country, side o 'ranee, while vilb blossoms n and around the cemetery he bavarian garrison from -tunnel came up to earth in lime to'eh'allenB iur men nnd fought feroclo.usly.. -I was a fiRbl'lo Ihc IL-wt he Bavarians who died. _ Hun Foothold M British Heodauarters in France.' lay a result of steady flghl- ig during tho last -JS.houra, the Ger- man's foothold In Bullecpui-t .his jccn reduced to posts where bomb fighting continuing. Virtually a similar alluallon extMa In Kocux. Since tho British victory on Saturday, German counter-attacks liavc lackcrt much of.rihelr recent So tor as the Herald has been abl9 av the jnlnister otv lahar at Otli-: t taken io aoLioa'in-reply to the m o[ the Western Canada Coal that the immediate etepa lo tut the mines back Into r Meaatlino the situation IB growlDR more and more serious. This Is more lartlcularly true In the case of steam coal and. coke. The big smellers at }ranby closed doirn owing .to nnk of coal antt coke and other !T5 along the boundary cuuniry" lit. 3. C- are likely to compelled lo OllOTT BUil. The railways will Btortly b-tgin W [eel the pinch lor steam coal for their ocomplives. At the begtnnlnf of tho strike large, reaerrw of coal for the Alberta division, were piled no" at Dun- more. This Is beSne rapidly used and will not likely last m-uch more than Ihe present veek. from thla poJnt Is being shlppetl back to LethbrldBe, and other coding points all over the- district. Steam1 ploiiKning ontfita closeil down all OTer Soulhern Alb-erU as a; result of the lack of ifhlch -rormerly came from the rarnes In (he Pass. V. 't The miners are sfill In conTentlorf _ In Calvary but outside ol their (on to ask' the International (o help them In their demand fr-eal-sr wage Increase than 25 cent, aa ngatnst the 35 per cent the operators decided'to alloir .them, nolhlBf half been done; Tho situation ia. ruplnly b-wom.npc critical. One operator told the Herald. bis morning that even. It the men were'to go "back to vorfc' now, .there would be a.shortage of domestic fuel he'coining winter and there would be a, famine in_many parU of has-been looking to A.b-erlA c mines for a part of Uielr ply which Is not forth com MACLEOD. Macleod. Jlay Is no practically finished In I'lie Macleo district, only one.part remains lo d tholr seeding, where Hie ground IIH an extra amount of moisture, and the will havo at least 00 per cent, during tho coming-week. A larger area of Eiimmcr fallow will be worked this year and nreparaltons havo already begun for Ihe crop of )01s, In this way, which will In the luliire prove tli9l prepar- ations, even In farming EE necessary, to ensure a 5001! anil tlic farm- ers In Maclcod illslrlct, which arc second lo none, havo' learned this' im- portant lesion ol preparing the soil, of our. farmers arc using Ibc (rector fnr.all.farming work, ami It Is, i.H PAOE Kor Fourth Time Gtnnaii Ztp. ptlin Raid >Vit'h f London, Jlay naval forces destroyed Iho Zeppelin in Iho N'orlh Sea lhl3Jmorning, accord Ing lo an official statement isa'ued by the Admiralty. .The dcstrucllon of lllb I Ihe fourth attempl Zeppelin ratdt within Iho last year which JIM fn disaster. Two of tho niimmoth air: ships were shot on Ixmdon on September 2j, 1911, and two months later two more.JirppHtns wcro de.slroyed off Ihe EnglhH coast. On .March 17th, French artillerymen shot